Willow with Gingerbread Heart

Happy Monday, all! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Sunday was windy and rainy here. We stayed in and I did some coloring! =) I made a card for Challenge #93 over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog.

The challenge is to make a Christmas card without using the traditional red or green colors.

I used the beautiful Willow with Gingerbread Heart for my card. She is such a beauty!

The patterned paper is from Memory Box's Gossamer and Dewfrost collections. I cut Willow out using the out of frame technique, masked her then inked and stamped the piece with spun sugar when the paper was still in the die. The seam binding is dyed with the same ink and the sentiment is from the Teeny Trees set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

That's all for today. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Willow with Gingerbread heart) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps, (text) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
brad: Recollections
seam binding: Hug Snug
dies: (Labels 14) Spellbinders, (border) Papertrey Ink
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
dress, apron & hair band: BG34, BG11, BG10, R85, R83, R81, E37, E35, E33, E31
gingerbread heart: E35, E33, E31, R89, R85, R83, R81


Tyggereye said…
So pretty and delicate. Looks like a gorgeous Christmas card with no red or green. Great job!
Lin said…
So very sweet, Alice - love these soft colors for a Christmas card!
Karen B. said…
She's so sweet, and fabulous job using the non traditional holiday colors!
BabyBokChoy said…
I just got into work and haven't had breakfast and I thought to myself, she's holding a heart shaped bread, I want some, hahjahahaa!!
Dotty Jo said…
This is so sweet Alice, lovely image and great choice of papers! Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm hoping to drop by as much as possible to keep in touch with my blogging buddies, Jo x
Sanne said…
Love the colors here Alice - lovely card sweetie
Alice, this is sooo gorgeous! Your coloring is just perfect. Love how sweet the card is.
Monique said…
Oh so precious Alice..Love Love this image :)
Michelle said…
Everytime I visit your blog I am blown away by how great your colouring is! this is so beautiful, and the image looks so serene, perfect for Christmas!
CraftyC said…
A very cute card Alice, beautiful image and design!
Silli said…
So pretty Alice, love the cute image, love the sentiment...HUGS
donna mikasa said…
So sweet, Alice! Love the non traditional pastels and how Willow extends beyond the Nestie! Hope you had a great coloring Sunday! =)
Carly said…
So super sweet!
Anonymous said…
oh so sweet Alice! Lovely, lovely card!
Pam Going Postal
She is definitely a beauty in your capable hands! Sweet image and a beautiful Christmas card!
Shirley N said…
So pretty Alice, I love your DPs and the nesties you used. Beautiful layout and sweet image!
~amy~ said…
super sweet and girlie Alice...I love it!
Niki Estes said…
Just adorable! I love all the pink and the hint of text print behind the image!
Louise said…
This looks absolutly fab! Love the colorcombo and your coloration is stunning :) Cute ribbon :)
Emily Leiphart said…
I love how you have her sitting on the edge of that nestie (which I just ordered)! Beautiful colours and ribbon.
sunghee said…
what an adorable image! And the color is so lovely. Did I tell you that I love all the ribbons you use!
Tasha said…
Oh wow this is so pretty! Love the beautiful colours and fab paper
love tasha xx
Suzanne C said…
Adorable image and lovely design!

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